• Round 1, Pick 25: WR AD Mitchell, Texas — He is the big-bodied, red-zone receiver the Chiefs are missing on the outside.
• Round 2, Pick 57: DI Mekhi Wingo, LSU — Given Chris Jones’ situation, and the fact that Derrick Nnadi is also a pending free agent, the Chiefs should attack the defensive line early in their upcoming draft class.
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The 8-4 Kansas City Chiefs might not look as invincible as in recent seasons, but they are still one of the most dangerous teams in the league, just one or two different bounces of the ball from a double-digit win total.
That said, as this season has played out, 2024 team needs have started to manifest. Here is a five-round Kansas City Chiefs 2024 NFL mock draft.
ROUND 1, PICK 25: WR AD MITCHELL, TEXAS
We're not breaking any news here saying the Chiefs need pass-catching help. Travis Kelce is still a very good player, but an aging one. Rashee Rice, the rookie from SMU, has shown he can be an effective after-the-catch receiver. But the Chiefs need that true outside presence.
Enter, AD Mitchell. Mitchell has been a starter at both Georgia and Texas, and the 6-foot-4, 200-pound outside receiver runs routes so well for a player of his size. Because of that, he has become Texas’ go-to player on “gotta have it” downs. His 10 touchdowns lead the Longhorns — five more than the next-closest player — and his 10 first-down receptions are three more than his next-closest teammate. He is the big-bodied, red-zone receiver the Chiefs are missing on the outside.
ROUND 2, PICK 57: DI MEKHI WINGO, LSU
The 6-foot-1, 295-pound interior pass-rusher Wingo has a ton of experience on the defensive line, even across just three seasons. He has played more than 1,600 snaps over the past three years, including 839 pass-rushing snaps.
During that span, Wingo has recorded 57 total pressures thanks to a very nice first step and fast hands that allow him to club and swim past interior offensive linemen with regularity. Given Chris Jones’ situation, and the fact that Derrick Nnadi is also a pending free agent, the Chiefs should attack the defensive line early in their upcoming draft class.
ROUND 3, PICK 89: OT KIRAN AMEGADJIE, YALE
The Ivy League is represented well in this upcoming draft class thanks to offensive tackle Kiran Amegadjie. At 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, he earned a 73.5 overall grade with an 88.3 pass-blocking grade in 2022. He followed that up with an 82.8 overall grade in 2023. He moves differently compared to his current level of competition and would be a good player for the Chiefs to groom in their system.
ROUND 4, PICK 125: WR THEO WEASE JR., MISSOURI
Wide receiver Luther Burden III gets most of the draft attention at Missouri — and for good reason, as he could be WR1 in next year’s class — but Wease has also put himself on the NFL map in 2023. Wease, at 6-foot-2 and 192 pounds, was at Oklahoma with Lincoln Riley for three seasons before transferring to Missouri this past offseason. It proved to be a good decision, as he recorded career numbers in yards (639) and touchdowns (six) and was incredibly reliable in contested-catch situations, hauling in 14 of his 21 contested targets.
ROUND 5, PICK 164: DI KEITH RANDOLPH JR., ILLINOIS
Illini teammate Jer’Zhan Newton gets most of the draft love as the top interior defensive lineman in this class, but Randolph is a future pro himself. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder makes his money in run defense, recording an 84.6 run-defense grade in 2022. He took a step back in grade this past season, but the Chiefs will likely look to add multiple interior defensive linemen this offseason, and Randolph would be a strong presence in the middle.
ROUND 5, PICK 171: RB FRANK GORE JR., SOUTHERN MISS
Isiah Pacheco is the Chiefs' only current running back who will still be under contract in 2024. Gore — yes, the son of long-time NFL running back Frank Gore Sr. — likely won’t be drafted as high as his father was, but he’ll get his shot at an NFL gig. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound back rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. His one-cut ability is his best trait, yielding a 0.33 missed tackles forced per attempt average from 2022 to 2023.
ROUND 5, PICK 175: TE BEN SINNOTT, KANSAS STATE
Sinnott would be a hometown selection, playing his college ball close to Kansas City in Manhattan, Kansas. He is a versatile offensive player who has experience as an inline tight end, a slot receiver and even a fullback. He earned an 81.6 overall grade with an 81.0 receiving grade this season.